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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 14, 2008 9:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bear defines live recording versus sonic journal

No problem - this is also an interesting read:

http://www.thebear.org/musicintro.html

He has some interesting comments about early Dead shows.

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Jul 14, 2008 1:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bear defines live recording versus sonic journal

I've seen those notes on his site. For all his cantankerousness (is there such a word?), I think he deserves far more credit than has been shown him by historians of the 60s. A year ago Rolling Stone printed an interview with him done by Robert Greenfield, who wrote books about Timothy Leary and Jerry Garcia, and I've been hoping to see it produce similar attention to Bear.

I recently read Lisa Law's "Interviews with Icons," which made clear (again) the direct link between Hofman/Huxley/1950s and the Haight/Dead/1960s streams of culture. Without Bear and his mates doing the alchemy between 1966 and 1970, our world might be a very very different place today. He was not the only one, of course, but probably he was the most influential supplier of transcendence.

Not to mention his electrical engineering on the Dead sound system, his financial under-writing of their expenses in the early years, the recordings he made (and leaked?), etc. He deserves a full-fledged biography, unless he's got a volume of memoirs tucked away in that elaborate Australism yurt where he lives.

:-)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 14, 2008 1:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bear defines live recording versus sonic journal

I'm in total agreement.

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Poster: high flow Date: Jul 14, 2008 11:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bear defines live recording versus sonic journal

Great thread.

It goes to my idea that when we hear these recordings, we are hearing 3 works of art in 1.

1. The spontaneous creation of music, of course.(the players)

2. The physical acquisition/invention and testing of sound equipment.(the components)

3. The final sbd mixing.(the ear)

I consider all 3 to be works of art.

If any of these elements were missing, we'd all be S.O.L.!